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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

George Lucas Is a Retard


Or, George Lucas Plays the Race Card Brilliantly

George Lucas made another movie. A movie that, for once, doesn't involve lightsabers or archaeologists with whips. It's called "Red Tails" and it's about a crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program, having faced segregation while kept mostly on the ground during World War II.
Let's quote the man, shall we?

“We’ve been working on it 23 years. I financed it myself, and I figured I could get the prints and ads paid for by the studios, and that they would release it, and I showed it to all of them, and they said noooo. ‘We don’t know how to market a movie like this.’
“It’s because it’s an all-black movie. There’s no major white roles in it at all. It’s one of the first, all-black action pictures ever made."

Really, George? Really?!


Not to mention:

Bad Boys
Shaft
Dead Presidents
Miracle at Santa Anna
Set It Off
Glory
Buffalo Soldiers
Posse


Have you been to a movie at all in the last forty years? Are you that cut off? Newsflash, we have a black President now. But maybe you don't know that. You're still the fucktard who gave us Jar Jar Binks! You know, an annoying racist caricature.

Actual dialogue in the heat of a dogfight: "Congratulations, [character name]! You're the first Negro to ever kill an enemy in air combat." (or something like that) That's some great screenwriting there, George. Nice to see you haven't gotten any better. As a great man once said, "George, you can type this shit, but you sure as hell can't say it."

George Lucas is either a liar, or he's stupid. Personally, I think the answer is both. Remember when he told everyone he has nine "Star Wars" movies all mapped out? We, of course, all know this is bullshit. Hell he didn't even know Darth Vader was Luke's father until Leigh Brackett came up with the idea, died before the movie came out and was no longer alive to contradict you.

6 comments:

  1. He worked on the story, but apparently the screenplay was written by John Ridley, a union buster who worked during the 2008 WGA strike.

    When I saw the credits, I wasn't surprised Cuba Gooding Jr. is in it, after similar roles as you noted in The Tuskegee Airmen, Pearl Harbor and Men of Honor.

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  2. Lucas, as producer, did work on the screenplay. He so much as said he wrote some "character development" scenes.

    God help us all.

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  3. Aaron McGruder (The Boondocks) is also a credited writer.

    Considering how few examples you managed to dig up, Lucas is technically correct in that "It’s one of the first, all-black action pictures ever made."

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  4. Hey, genius, that's why it was a list of examples and not a comprehensive list.

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  5. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/22/magazine/george-lucas-red-tails.html?_r=4&pagewanted=1&hpw

    Thought you might want to know.

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  6. The urban market stole George Lucas's TV. ;)

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